Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA)

The purpose of this program is to improve the accuracy and completeness of the Census Bureau's address list.  With each decennial census Oakland County participates in the LUCA Program on behalf of the local city, villages and townships (CVTs) within the County to prevent duplication of effort. The County will continue to take the lead for submitting address for interested CVTs as part of the 2020 LUCA program. The following communications have been sent to the CVTs. As we have more information, we will be posting it here and sending out further communications.

How to Prepare for LUCA

Right now, CVTs can be verifying that all of their extra site addresses are added to the County's Land and Address Management System (LAMS). Extra site addresses exist for housing that has 1 parcel id (PIN), but many addresses associated with it, such as manufactured housing developments, apartment complexes, and duplexes. Those CVTs with direct access to LAMS can enter the extra site addresses themselves. Those communities who have their own stand-alone BS&A system need to make sure they are entering their extra site addresses into their BS&A system and that they are sending their BS&A exports to the County on a regular basis.

Boundary Annexation Survey (BAS)

Oakland County collaborates with its local communities to participate in several U.S. Census Bureau programs.  These initiatives are important because they help ensure accurate maps and address data for U.S. Census Bureau activities. The Boundary Annexation Survey (BAS) is performed on annual basis to update the US Census information such as legal boundaries, names, and governmental status. Changes based on the BAS program are reflected in the Census Bureau's TIGER/Line product. Currently, the County supplies the  State of Michigan with updated boundary information, which they submit to the Census Bureau on our behalf.

GIS Steering Committee

Oakland County GIS team hosts this forum to give the opportunity for local GIS professionals and users to come together and collaborate on GIS knowledge and experiences.

The GIS Steering Committee is held every quarter at the Oakland County Executive Building Conference Center. Any GIS professionals are welcome to attend. Meeting dates are posted on the Events section of our home page. If you would like to receive email notifications about upcoming meetings, please send an email to


Is a standardized, countywide infrastructure (water, sewer, storm and roads) management system that allows Oakland County and its local governments to proactively manage assets and mitigate long-term costs associated with the operations and maintenance of critical infrastructure.

State of Michigan Regional Asset Management Pilot

Oakland County is participating in the State of Michigan Asset Management Pilot program for the SEMCOG region.